Back in September, Harris Interactive/Health Day completed a poll showing that 30 percent of those in the “overweight” class believed they were actually normal size. And 70 percent considered to be obese just thought they were overweight. (I discussed it in You May Not Like This…But You are Fat) While Americans are attempting to eat healthier -- 59 percent said they were "careful" about their food intake – they may be giving themselves more credit than they deserve.
Of those surveyed, only 15 percent actually counted calories and only 58 percent ate the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Based on the heights and weights they gave Consumer Reports, about 35 percent were at an appropriate weight, 36 percent were overweight, and 21 percent officially qualified as obese, with a body mass index of 30 or more.
See more of the report here.